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Media Try to Make Hillary's Telling A Secret Service Agent To "Fuck Off" A Campaign Issue

First, as a Bernie supporter, I will say this: when it comes to the Secret Service, Hillary's got nothing to prove.

Second, since when is the Secret Service's two cents about any presidential candidate relevant at all.

Third, if Secret Service personnel's opinions are so important, then they should have to comment on all the presidential candidates whom they allegedly protect.

Fourth, in case you don't think sexism's no-win double standards have begun, they have.

Let's get this straight.

It is a rule of service that Secret Service are not free to speak to any -- ANY -- member of the president's family -- not male OR FEMALE -- until spoken to. I know because I know someone who was in the Secret Service.

It's perfect common sense. If the president always all day had to speak back when spoken to in passing he couldn't hear himself think. Same for the First Lady. Or the kids. Or the grandma. Or West Wing work teams.

This Secret Service agent was not stupid or forgetful of rules. This was knee-jerk male harassment to breach her space and thoughts. It was like telling any woman nearby to "Smile!" under cover of some polite remark. It was bullshit. I don't blame her for telling the presumptuous asshole to fuck off.

Let's wake the fuck up and decide what trifling means.

Hillary is "difficult"?? A "nightmare"?? The New York Post and social media can fuck off for setting off this trifling to sell papers. If it gets campaign traction it will be a rallying cry to women.

I've never heard criticism of male candidates' past language from twenty years ago, have you? No. Because we don't have to be told that it should never enter into voters' considerations in any presidential race. Until a woman runs.

I'll say it again: anyone hired to protect any world leader should be told to fuck off if they speak out of turn.

Hillary's got nothing to prove. Is she "part of the Establishment" or isn't she?! If so, then the "proof" of "manners," "language style" or "bearing" is as irrelevant for her as it is for any male leader.

I can see now that if the Secret Service has revealed this to some newspaper, Hillary will need an all-woman Secret Service detail if she is to be respected and protected.

Secret Service are hired to be "invisible." They should stay that way.



The Bern is in play.

The ground game fight is to be applauded.

Thank you, Bernie supporters, for all your efforts!

You guys were awesome! And you all deserve this great speech!

Onward to the Democratic Convention!

Geezer Humor: Hitler Reacts to Bernie Sanders (Feel the Bern)

Got this idea from the Old Farts for Bernie Thread. Can't help it, it's funny as hell.

THE NEW YORKER's "The Duel -- The Trump and Cruz campaigns embody opposite views of politics

and the future of the G.O.P."

There is Trump, the media-created populist. There is Cruz, the political insider going for hostile takeover. Two GOP visions.

When I read this, I realize how democracy is so much a struggle that people do want simply to be led by strong men. I'm not of that population, but they are legion.

Ideas brought forward here include how much Trump as a TV entertainer has entered into the political imaginations of his followers, so much so that he can do a call and response with his audiences, like "Who's gonna pay for the wall?" and the crowd yells back, "Mexico!" or "Schlonged!" That 'Trumpetts,' oblivious of political norms, are the politically alienated folks who are struggling to get by in an economy they no longer understand.

Then there is a section on the history of a party that used to be but is no longer in control of its nominating process. As I read I wondered, too, if that's happening within our Democratic Party.

The New Yorker has had, over the last two months, one full feature article on each candidate.

Perhaps this article gets a wide readership that's not part of the Trump imaginary. Living in this Big Country, it's my belief that we need a clearer map of our people these days than we do of our leaders.


Killer Mike: Bernie Sanders Is Our Guy

"...His record with African Americans is flawless, and the reason you don't know about it is cuz he don't have to go around preachin' and teachin' about it. Now's the time for us to research, to Google, to watch his speeches, check it out on YouTube, see what you think about him at home. You're going to be compelled to vote for this man.

And if your minister's not telling you to, that's not the church you need to be going to. If your lodge members' not telling you to, you need to leave that lodge.

That's it. That simple. This is our guy and he should be."

Why African Americans Are On FIRE For Bernie Sanders

America is about everybody in, nobody out. America is about be together, not the same.

Journey of The Sorcerer

I read in the Seventies one of the Eagles saying that they named themselves after the eagles in Lord of the Rings. I loved their western rock best in their "Desperado" album.

This is an instrumental along those lines from a later album I enjoyed during days of reading Carlos Castaņeda's The Teachings of Don Juan. Weird, I know. But the West was in my imaginary back then.

I am unable to scroll or otherwise click past page one of "My Posts." Please explain or help.

Is this a structural change on the site? Because I've used access to back page lists of my posts frequently in years past.

I'd appreciate knowing if it's DU or me.

Happy Holidays To My Wonderful Democratic Underground, With Love

Nerdwriter presents some of the most thoughtful, relevant commentary on film art that I've ever watched. I hope you enjoy this small token of my holiday best wishes.

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